Sony’s Mocap System Lets ‘VRChat’ Customers Unleash Their Internal Anime Woman – Highway to VR

There are just a few physique monitoring options in the marketplace that will help you in your quest to lastly rework right into a dancing anime woman, and Sony is now releasing its personal beforehand Japan-only system within the US. 

Mocopi, which will get its identify from movement seize (mocap), was initially introduced in late 2022, changing into accessible completely in Japan in early 2023. Whereas a ton of vTubers worldwide already jumped the gun and ordered direct from Japan, now Sony is making it formally accessible within the US, priced at $450.

Mocopi comes with six small and light-weight inertial measurement unit (IMU) sensors that hook right into a devoted smartphone app (iOS and Android), letting you do full-body movement monitoring each in and outdoors of VR.

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And whereas Mocopi appears to be squarely concentrating on these would-be vTubers, one other use case the corporate is trumpeting is undoubtably the system’s potential to present avatars higher full-body monitoring for issues like VRChat. Sure, there’s a built-in VRChat integration, which implies you possibly can seize your Quest 2 or PC VR headset, hook up Mocopi to your extremities, and get dancing for all to see.

Like many such IMU-based monitoring gadgets, positional drift is an actual concern, though it appears Sony is pitching this extra as a method to casually leap into physique monitoring and never get that one hundred pc accuracy you’ll want when doing the [fill in a popular dance] on TikTok.

Coming from Sony, you’d assume there could be some kind of integration with PSVR 2, though that doesn’t appear to be a risk. The corporate hasn’t talked about any such integration because it initially launched in Japan in January.

Mocopi is already accessible for buy, accessible exclusively from Sony for $450. Sony says Mocopi orders will ship to clients beginning July 14th, 2023. Take a look at the Sony’s fast begin information beneath to get see simply what you’re signing up for.